Serena Williams & # 39; obsession to match Margaret Court & # 39; s all-time grand slam singles record has brought the American to crazy new training levels, according to her old coach.
Patrick Mouratoglou has led Williams to nine major championships since he made contact with former world number 1 in 2012, but says he has never seen her work so hard this week on pursuing a 24th major at Wimbledon.
Maternity and a nagging knee injury had limited Williams to nine games since a quarter-final loss of the Australian Open to Karolina Pliskova in January. But the 37-year-old is now on the eve of history.
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Serena Williams against Barbora Strycova is expected to start after the first women's semi-final at Center Court, which starts at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 11 (AEST).
Williams will receive Czech Barbora Strycova, who is not yet occupied, on Thursday for a place in the final and a third shot at Margaret Court's record of 24. Losing the Wimbledon finals and last year's US Open to Angelique Kerber and Naomi Osaka has only further fueled Williams' wish.
Although Mouratoglou often gives up on Wednesday, he admitted that this was similar to Court's benchmark story, which has been unassailable for 46 years. That is precisely why Williams returned to tennis after the birth of daughter Olympia in September 2017, which also led to a pulmonary embolism that left her in bed for six weeks.
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